Joint Pain Specialist

Arthritis & Osteoporosis Clinic -  - Rheumatologist

Arthritis & Osteoporosis Clinic

Rheumatologists located in Tyler, TX

The human body is an extremely complex system of moving parts that all need to work together for you to function properly, and none of these parts moves without your joints. No one knows this better than Dr. William Brelsford, a rheumatologist at Arthritis & Osteoporosis Clinic in Tyler, Texas, who specializes in joint health by targeting and treating joint pain, allowing you to move freely again. If you’re experiencing debilitating joint pain, call or go online to book an appointment to get relief.

Joint Pain Q & A

Arthritis & Osteoporosis Clinic

What causes joint pain?

If you consider that there are 360 joints in your body, you understand why joint pain is so common. In fact, the absence of joint pain can be more remarkable than its presence given the sheer amount of work and stress your joints are under on a daily basis.

Joint pain refers to pain, swelling, and stiffness in your joints, which can be caused by a variety of conditions, diseases, or injuries. The most common causes of joint pain are:

  • Acute injury, including strains and sprains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Bursitis

And the most commonly affected joints include:

  • Knees
  • Shoulders
  • Wrists
  • Hips
  • Ankles
  • Hands

If you’re experiencing joint pain, it’s important to see Dr. Brelsford to obtain a proper diagnosis and treatment to prevent the condition from worsening.

What are the common treatments for joint pain?

Just as there are many causes of joint pain, there are numerous treatments available that provide relief from joint pain, which range from minimal intervention to surgical solutions.

Depending on the root and severity of your joint pain, there are numerous options to choose from, which include:

  • Rest
  • Hot/cold therapies and ultrasound therapy
  • Medications for pain and inflammation
  • Physical therapy exercises
  • IV infusions
  • Steroid injections
  • Surgery

The only way to understand which treatment is best for you is to undergo a thorough evaluation by Dr. Brelsford to determine the cause of your joint pain and the proper course of action, which will take into account the diagnosis, your family history, your medical history, and your lifestyle.

Can joint pain be prevented?

No matter what causes your joint pain, from sudden injury to chronic conditions, there are many things you can do on your own to prevent or improve your joint pain, including:

  • Maintaining proper weight
  • Exercising to strengthen your joints and the surrounding areas
  • Good nutrition
  • Quitting smoking and reducing alcohol consumption

Thanks to his extensive experience and expertise in dealing with joint pain, Dr. Brelsford supplies you with the best medical solutions, combined with effective at-home treatment plans, which enable you to get back to your daily activities without being hampered by joint pain. To find out more, call or make an appointment online at Arthritis & Osteoporosis Clinic.